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Ipad and Macbook Air sell well on Black Friday

Most UK people say ‘eh?’ when you talk about Black Friday, because, yes it isn’t a tradition in dreary old Blighty. All you lucky Canadian and American users end up with some sexy hardware for the price of a pancake breakfast. Analyst Gene Munster and his research buddies spent 7 …

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Murdoch to invest £19.2 million in iPad Newspaper

Rupert Murdoch has high hopes for the iPad as a medium for reading newspapers. Latest rumours are that he is wanting to invest almost $30 million dollars in his digital newspaper project “The Daily”. This newspaper is to be designed exclusively for the iPad, and Murdoch wants to get a …

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Macbook Air to sell 250,000 units a month

Apple are selling billions of dollars of product every month and the latest sales figures show that around 1 million Macbooks will be sold in Q4 of 2010. What is more interesting to us however is that estimates show 250,000 of this 1,000,000 could very well be sales of the …

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Apple purchase HP land to expand Cupertino base

Apple have just purchased a 98 acre area of land that will roughly double the size of their HQ in Cupertino. HP announced over the summer that it planned to move out of this area which it had occupied for many years as it consolidates operations at the Palo Alto …

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Apple 1 sells for $212,267

KitGuru reported last week that one of the first Apple computers ever built was being auctioned and many will be surprised to hear that it sold for a wallet sapping $212,267. The Apple 1 was sold for $666.66 when it first shipped in 1976 and it came with a preassembled …

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Apple iOS 4.2.1. released and jailbroken

Apple must be collectively banging heads on desks right about now, as iOS 4.2.1. is already jailbroken. The Dev-Team have created a Redsnow version that can break any iOS 4.2.1 device, however the jailbreak is still tethered which means that jailbroken units have to be plugged into a computer and …

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Wozniak slates Nokia and votes for Android

Steve Wozniak, the low key co-founder of Apple has said that he predicts Android will be more successful long term, than iOS. He spoke to De Telegraaf and said ‘when it comes to quality, the iPhone is leading’ although he felt that the Google open source Android software would be …

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Apple patch Safari security holes

Apple have released a huge patch for Safari, to fix an array of security issues in their premium browser software. Apple have offered the 39.2MB update for download for both OS X and Windows platforms, which fixes 27 holes in the browser, many of which can allow maliciously designed web …

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Apple iAds launching in Europe, soon

Apple are launching their iAds service in Europe within the next couple of months. This is sure to be unpopular, but it will generate millions of pounds of revenue for the Cupertino technology giant. iAds is an advertising feature which can place advertising within iOS applications for Apple devices. It …

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Vote for your CEO of the Year

CEO’s are a rich bunch of people, often earning more in a week than many of us will see in a lifetime. They are however key figures in many of our favourite companies and drive new developments and sales across the globe. Their leadership is key to the success of …

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Is Flash as evil as Apple say? RIM disagree

Adobe and Apple have not seen eye to eye for a long time – not since Steve Jobs went public about his personal loathing for Flash anyway. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was at the Web 2.0 conference and refused to be drawn into the debate again. While he refuted rumours …

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Apple’s first computer expected to sell for $160k-$240k

Apple’s first product, the Apple I personal computer is up for auction on Christies later this month. The estimated sale price will be in the $160,000-$240,000 bracket on November the 23rd. The Apple I is regarded as the first ‘personal computer’ and was hand built by Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, …

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Microsoft treat Apple mac users like second class citizens

Microsoft have issued patches for all versions of Office on Windows, including XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010 and Office for Mac 2011. They have not however delivered the security patches for Office for Mac 2004 and Office for Mac 2008. This has caused a huge uproar among the Macintosh community …

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Apple purchase iMuff maker – preparing wireless phones?

According to the latest rumours circulating, it appears Apple have purchased Wi-Gear, the company responsible for the iMuffs range of Bluetooth headphones designed for the iPod and iPhone. These rumors were leaked to us in Taipei last night and another source who spoke to 9to5 Mac appears to have said …

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MacBook Air Solid State drives released by Toshiba

For those of you who have been following the news lately you will have seen that Apple’s new MacBook Air uses a new SSD system. Toshiba have released a new series of drives for the laptops. The new Blade X Gale SSD series is now available for market sales and …

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Macbook Air ‘flickering’ screen problems – quality issues?

Apple recently released the sexy new Macbook Air machines, however it appears that they may be dealing with some potential screen issues. The redesigned Macbook Air was introduced two weeks ago and has already been the subject of numerous complaints on Apple’s support forum. The screen ‘flickers’ for some users …

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Apple under attack for bricking iPhone 3G

A class action lawsuit has been taken against Apple in California due to “unsavory, dishonest and deceptive business practices” by offering iOS 4 update to iPhone 3G users, while they apparently knew it could render many of the devices unusable. On October the 29th lawyers from Cohelan Khoury and Singer, …

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iTunes to update previews to 90 seconds

Music labels have been informed that Apple are due to overhaul their free 30 second song preview. Reports have detailed that Apple have asked music labels to increase song preview duration to 90 seconds. Before people in the UK get excited, this change is apparently only going to happen in …

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Apple sue Motorola: multi touch phone infringement

Apple are suing Nokia, claimg that their multi touch smartphones use Apple owned intellectual property. Patently Apple have reported that Apple have lodged two separate suits against Motorola which list six different patents.. These suits directly target the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Cliq, Cliq XT, Bakflip Devour A555, Devour …

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Koobface worm ‘Boonana’ targets Macintosh users

A new hybrid of the Koobface worm that targets Mac OS X, Windows and Linux users is spreading through Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Antivirus firms have reported the new malware, dubbed ‘Boonana’ when Intego and SecureMac warned Mac OS X users that the worm is aimed firmly at them. Boonana …

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Gates kids not allowed Apple, iPods – Zune only

Melinda Gates was recently interviewed by the New York Times and she confirmed once again that no Apple devices are allowed inside the homes or lives of Microsofts ‘first’ family. Deborah Solomon interviewed Melinda and asked her “What if one of your children says, ‘Mom, I have to have an …

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Macbook Air 2010 a copy of the Vaio X505?

Apple have released the new Macbook Air, a striking new wedge design which features an ULV Intel processor. The only thing, this looks to be extremely similar to the Sony Vaio X505 released six years ago, in 2004. Steve Jobs said that the new MacBook Air is ‘the future of …

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Apple sell 250,000 $99 Apple TV in first six weeks

After an incredible $20 billion quarterly income report, Apple have also announced that their critically slammed $99 Apple TV unit has sold around a quarter of a million units in only six weeks. In an earnings call with Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes Steve Jobs said “We don’t talk about unannounced …

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Motorola attack Apple with patent lawsuit

Motorola has taken action against Apple in court by attempting to invalidate 11 iPhone related patents. Motorola have recently sued Apple over alleged patent violations and have just filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court in Delaware. This seeks to invalidate 11 patents given to Apple and Steve Job’s …

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